Checking in On Mariann’s Arizona Container Garden

Posted on Nov 2 2009 - 5:30am by Mike Lieberman

Back in August, I shared a story with you about Mariann. She lives in Arizona and was hesitant about starting her own container garden, but did it anyways.

Now that she has over two months of experience and experimentation under her belt, she checked back in and shared her progress with me. Below is part of her email:

“If you recall when I started I planted by seeds, early girl tomatoes, cucumber, basil and oregano. Of that 1st batch all that survived was the basil and the cucumber plant. I have harvested quite a bit of basil and the cucumber plant is finally starting to flower.

I have since seeded more basil and more early girl tomatoes which you can see are both doing fabulously. I think I might need to transfer the early girl tomatoes but I am so afraid they will die if I do.

The cherry tomatoes I purchased as a plant and it was probably at least 1/2 the size if not smaller than it is now and as you can see I am seeing fruit.There are about 20 cherry tomatoes on the vines as we speak. This is a blast but i am trying to figure out a way to do this indoors as these are at my parents house as I do not have a lot of sun at my condo, (go figure no sun in AZ) and they are thriving over there but it would be nice to have them at home as well.

As we progress and harvest fruit I will take more pics.

Thanks for sharing all your info. I am truly enjoying it.”

Emails like this totally make this blog worth it. Couldn’t be happier that not only did she start her garden, but is having success and fun with it as well.

I know you can’t wait to start your garden in the spring. Am I right?

4 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Joseph Rice April 10, 2011 at 12:53 am -

    i’ve got lettuces and greens growing, but will wait until first of may for warmer weather plants like tomatoes and cukes and peppers. we were very close to frost here one night last week. but excited nonetheless!

  2. Mike Lieberman April 10, 2011 at 5:51 pm -

    Nice man. Keep me updated.

  3. Manure Tea Gardening December 2, 2011 at 2:29 pm -

    Wonderful to see the encouragement and to see the success coming from it Congratulations

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